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PFOA and PFOS Detected in Newborns

An analysis of nearly 300 umbilical cord blood samples led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that //newborn babies are exposed to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) while in the womb. PFOS and PFOA are polyfluoroalkyl compounds (...

Common Industrial Chemicals May Not Boost Cancer Risk

... Use of PFOA, pfos as additives is already being phased out, experts ...ociation between plasma concentrations of PFOA and pfos and risk for prostate, bladder, pancreatic, or liv...ity." In addition, 3M, the only manufacturer of pfos in the United States, had agreed to phase out its ...

Household chemicals may be linked to infertility

... National Birth Cohort to assess whether levels of pfos and PFOA in pregnant women's plasma were associate...weeks into the pregnancy so that concentrations of pfos and PFOA could be measured. The researchers also i...style and socioeconomic status. The level of pfos in the women's plasma ranged from 6.4 nanograms pe...

Common Chemicals May Delay Pregnancy

...ant. The researchers found that blood levels of pfos ranged from 6.4 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) t...men in the three groups with the highest levels of pfos took from 70 percent to 134 percent longer to get pregnant than women with the lowest pfos levels, the team report. It took women with the hi...

Heart Defect Is Linked to Some Cases of Migraine Headache

... trigger migraines.” Estimates now hold that pfos are present in about half of migraine sufferers wh... Medical in Minnetonka MN, the study aims to close pfos in 500 migraine patients who haven’t responded wel... lot of people.” The apparatus used to close pfos in the ESCAPE trial, invented by Dennis W. Wahr, M...
PFOS in Biological News

Turtle studies suggest health risks from environmental contaminants

... OConnell shows that this northern trend of higher pfos concentrations continues up into the Chesapeake Ba...earchers exposed Western fence lizards to the same pfos levels found in loggerheads in the wild. The lizar...e Medical University of South Carolina that showed pfos is toxic to the immune systems of mice at concentr...
PFOS in Biological Technology

Cardica Receives $1 Million Milestone Payment From Cook Medical for Development of Heart Defect Closure Device

...ura may have a PFO. With larger PFOs, patients may experience labored breathing, recurrent respiratory infections and heart failure or death. Today, pfos are treated by the use of a blood thinning medication (aspirin or warfarin) to prevent blood clots, or surgically through an open chest or transcathet...
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